Story: The voyage out

Dining saloon, Ruahine

Dining saloon, Ruahine

The dining rooms of the ships on which most post-war immigrants came to New Zealand were on a par with high-class restaurants or hotel dining rooms. On the Ruahine passengers were served meals of several courses by waiters – a far cry from the experience of 19th-century immigrants, who had perched on their bunks eating dreary meals they had prepared themselves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, P&O Nedloyd Collection
Reference: Eph-D-SHIP-1950s-01-1

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John Wilson, 'The voyage out - 20th-century steamers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/2604/dining-saloon-ruahine (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005